We Are SmartFile

Headquartered in Indianapolis, SmartFile is made up of a team of tech enthusiasts that are passionate about innovation and customer experience.

The Story

Two serial entrepreneurs, John Hurley and Ben Timby, founded SmartFile in 2009. Their idea was to create a simple web-based FTP product and, in the fall of that year, SmartFile was released for public consumption.

Most importantly, SmartFile is a customer-centric company, sharing the belief that the software we develop is something that we cannot solely take the credit for. The features and makeup of our product is a result of our communication with the people who matter, our customers.

SmartFile CEO - John Hurley
"The SmartFile culture is about being open and transparent, not only to our customers but also to our employees. Our goal is to build a product and a company that everyone enjoys."
- John Hurley, SmartFile CEO

Indianapolis Based

Located in the crossroads of America, SmartFile prides itself on being a central player in the growing technology community of Indiana.

Always Growing

SmartFile serves thousands of companies and helps share millions of files in over 140 countries. From Fortune 500 companies to the one-man enterprise, SmartFile is the trusted platform chosen by customers to move big data in a secure environment.


Brian Dowden

John Hurley

CEO, Chairman of the Board

Don Scifres

Don Scifres

Partner, VisionTech

Rosanne Burge

Rosanne Burge

Senior Partner, Elevate Ventures

Vaughn Wamsley

Vaughn Wamsley

Attorney at Law, Board Member

Jeff Ready

Jeff Ready

Founder & CEO, Scale Computing


VisionTech Partners | VisionTech Angels

Innovation requires investment, knowledge, and guidance to make the leap from a good idea to a game-changing success.

At the center of Indiana’s innovation ecosystem is VisionTech Partners and VisionTech Angels. They are where inventors, entrepreneurs, investors, universities, and strategic partners converge to share, develop, fund, and launch innovative technologies.

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Elevate Ventures

Elevate Ventures is a venture development organization that nurtures and develops emerging and existing high-potential businesses into high-performing, Indiana-based companies.

Elevate uses its experienced team, including its Entrepreneurs-In-Residence (EIRs), to provide technical and business assistance to identified high-potential companies that have the intent and capacity to grow their company.

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